Arnon Grunberg

A dying audience

On a regular basis

The topic of reading book reviews came up during my class at the university of Leiden.
In the afternoon group there was only one student who stated that he reads the book section of newspapers and magazines on a regular basis.
In the evening the number of students reading book reviews was slightly larger.
The question remains: who actually are the readers of the book sections if students studying literature do not bother to read these sections? The elderly I assume.
There are people who insist that newspapers are being produced for a dying audience.